Margot Schwarz Everhart, 93 of Lexington, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at her home. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Margot was born in Siegen, Germany, to Wilhelm and Marie Schwarz. During World War II, Margot was a teenager living with her grandparents, because her father was a soldier fighting in Russia and her mother was a nurse in another town. The apartment building where she lived was subject to frequent bombing raids. She and the elderly residents would take cover in the basement of the building. During one of the raids, the apartment building was struck, causing it to collapse. Margot was able to dig her way out and help all the residents to safety. She was later awarded a commendation by the city for her bravery in saving the lives of the residents.
Near the end of the war, Margot met her husband, Bill, an American soldier serving in Germany. He proposed to her before shipping home. She accepted and came to the United States to begin her new life as his wife and an American citizen.
Margot was a homemaker until her daughters were school age. She then took a position as a crossing guard, a job that she loved, at Cecil Elementary School. Later she moved to the Street and Sanitation Department as a secretary. She remained in that position until her retirement.
Margot was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ.
Margot was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William “Bill” Everhart, and a daughter, Kim Everhart Isenhour. Surviving are her daughter, Heidi Everhart Hutcheson (Ron); four grandchildren, Shane Hutcheson (Ashley), Jess Hutcheson (Anna), Josh Isenhour (Ashlein), Justin Isenhour ; five greatgrandchildren, Haylee Hutcheson, Blake Hutcheson, Warren Isenhour, Harper Isenhour, Jacob Isenhour; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Reformed United Church of Christ, 104 E. Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292 or Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.
We at Davie Burial & Cremation Services of Lexington are honored to be serving the Everhart family. Condolences may be left online at www.daviefunerallexington.com.
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